The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 390 417 419
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 208 152 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 112 73
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£423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £549 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -53.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 198 £410 +2.50% 57
London +13 92 £450 +12.50% 29
South East +16 50 £333 -19.39% 12
City of London +21 37 £488 +14.70% 9
Surrey +12 24 £370 -21.06%
East of England +15 16 £388 +11.51% 4
South West -13 10 £325 +20.37% 5
North West -28 10 £575 +80.39% 1
West Midlands +6 9 £310 -17.33% 2
Yorkshire -1 8 £400 - 4
West Yorkshire - 8 £400 - 4
Scotland +4 7 £425 +11.11% 3
Norfolk - 7 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £420 -
Hampshire -16 6 £315 - 6
Staines - 6 - -
Bristol -7 5 £325 +20.37% 3
Manchester -15 5 £600 +100.00%
Edinburgh - 5 - - 3
West Sussex - 5 £300 -
Essex +11 4 £400 +15.10%
Berkshire +1 4 £425 +24.08% 5
Southampton - 4 £315 - 1
Leeds - 4 £416 - 3
Cheshire -1 3 £575 +22.34%
Warrington -2 3 £575 +11.65%
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 £300 - 1
Wiltshire -2 2 £444 +18.33%
East Midlands -6 2 £315 +53.65%

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 198 (44.39%) Information Security
2 137 (30.72%) CISSP
3 115 (25.78%) Firewall
4 102 (22.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 100 (22.42%) Windows
6 92 (20.63%) CISM
7 78 (17.49%) Finance
8 72 (16.14%) Network Security
9 67 (15.02%) Risk Management
10 65 (14.57%) SIEM
11 58 (13.00%) Linux
12 57 (12.78%) PCI DSS
13 56 (12.56%) Management Information System
14 53 (11.88%) ITIL
14 53 (11.88%) CheckPoint
15 52 (11.66%) Vulnerability Management
16 47 (10.54%) Cisco
17 46 (10.31%) Penetration Testing
18 45 (10.09%) Intrusion Detection
18 45 (10.09%) Security Management
19 43 (9.64%) Security Cleared
19 43 (9.64%) UNIX
20 42 (9.42%) CISA
21 38 (8.52%) Microsoft
22 37 (8.30%) GIAC
23 36 (8.07%) Degree
24 35 (7.85%) Qualys
25 34 (7.62%) McAfee
26 33 (7.40%) Banking
26 33 (7.40%) Incident Management

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.26%) IIS
2 15 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (4.93%) MS Office
2 15 (3.36%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.67%) MS Project
6 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.45%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (25.78%) Firewall
2 72 (16.14%) Network Security
3 45 (10.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 31 (6.95%) WAN
4 31 (6.95%) TCP/IP
5 27 (6.05%) LAN
6 20 (4.48%) VPN
6 20 (4.48%) SSL
7 19 (4.26%) Internet
8 16 (3.59%) LDAP
9 15 (3.36%) IPsec
10 10 (2.24%) SAN
10 10 (2.24%) DNS
11 8 (1.79%) Wireshark
11 8 (1.79%) Wireless
12 7 (1.57%) HTTP
12 7 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.35%) DHCP
14 5 (1.12%) Intranet
14 5 (1.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (1.12%) MS Access
3 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.22%) Big Data
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.22%) NeoLoad
2 1 (0.22%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 78 (17.49%) Finance
2 33 (7.40%) Banking
3 23 (5.16%) Legal
4 16 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.02%) Retail
7 9 (2.02%) Publishing
8 7 (1.57%) Law
9 5 (1.12%) Marketing
10 4 (0.90%) Games
10 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.45%) Electronics
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.45%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.90%) .NET
2 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.67%) HTML
3 2 (0.45%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.45%) Middleware
4 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.22%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.22%) JSP
4 1 (0.22%) SOAP
4 1 (0.22%) XML
4 1 (0.22%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.56%) Management Information System
2 17 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.57%) CMDB
5 5 (1.12%) PKI
5 5 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (0.90%) SecurID
6 4 (0.90%) CESG
6 4 (0.90%) Informatics
6 4 (0.90%) FMCG
6 4 (0.90%) Human Factors
7 3 (0.67%) Online Games
7 3 (0.67%) SCADA
8 2 (0.45%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.45%) DTV
8 2 (0.45%) Open Source
9 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.22%) User Experience
9 1 (0.22%) RMADS
9 1 (0.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 100 (22.42%) Windows
2 58 (13.00%) Linux
3 43 (9.64%) UNIX
4 10 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.79%) Solaris
6 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.67%) AIX
9 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.45%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (44.39%) Information Security
2 67 (15.02%) Risk Management
3 65 (14.57%) SIEM
4 53 (11.88%) ITIL
5 52 (11.66%) Vulnerability Management
6 46 (10.31%) Penetration Testing
7 45 (10.09%) Security Management
8 33 (7.40%) Incident Management
9 28 (6.28%) Cyber Security
10 26 (5.83%) Data Protection
11 23 (5.16%) Information Security Management
11 23 (5.16%) Risk Assessment
12 22 (4.93%) Security Architecture
12 22 (4.93%) ISMS
13 21 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
14 20 (4.48%) PRINCE2
15 19 (4.26%) Data Security
16 18 (4.04%) Migration
16 18 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (3.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.48%) SQL
2 5 (1.12%) Java
3 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.67%) C
4 2 (0.45%) C#
4 2 (0.45%) Perl
5 1 (0.22%) C++
5 1 (0.22%) VB
5 1 (0.22%) VBA
5 1 (0.22%) Python
5 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.22%) XPath
5 1 (0.22%) Groovy
5 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 137 (30.72%) CISSP
2 92 (20.63%) CISM
3 43 (9.64%) Security Cleared
4 42 (9.42%) CISA
5 37 (8.30%) GIAC
6 36 (8.07%) Degree
7 32 (7.17%) CEH
8 24 (5.38%) SC Cleared
9 23 (5.16%) CRISC
10 20 (4.48%) CISMP
11 17 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (2.91%) CCNA
13 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (2.47%) MCSE
13 11 (2.47%) GCIA
14 10 (2.24%) DV Cleared
15 9 (2.02%) SSCP
16 8 (1.79%) MCP
17 7 (1.57%) ISEB
17 7 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (22.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (12.78%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.47%) COBIT
5 7 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (1.12%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.90%) SLA
8 2 (0.45%) QA
8 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.22%) TickIT
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 32 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.57%) Nmap
3 6 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.35%) Snort
4 4 (0.90%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.90%) Firmware
5 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.45%) RACF
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) UAG
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (5.16%) Nessus
2 7 (1.57%) WSUS
2 7 (1.57%) SCCM
3 6 (1.35%) CORE IMPACT
4 5 (1.12%) DatAdvantage
5 4 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.45%) OpenView
7 2 (0.45%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (11.88%) CheckPoint
2 47 (10.54%) Cisco
3 38 (8.52%) Microsoft
4 35 (7.85%) Qualys
5 34 (7.62%) McAfee
6 32 (7.17%) Blue Coat
7 25 (5.61%) HP
8 23 (5.16%) Juniper
8 23 (5.16%) ArcSight
9 20 (4.48%) Websense
10 19 (4.26%) Symantec
11 18 (4.04%) LogRhythm
12 15 (3.36%) Oracle
13 14 (3.14%) Tripwire
13 14 (3.14%) Cyber-Ark
13 14 (3.14%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.69%) Sourcefire
15 11 (2.47%) VMware
15 11 (2.47%) IBM
16 10 (2.24%) F5
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